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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L14 to L20

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting opportunity to take a school with huge potential to the next level. We are seeking a talented leader who is ambitious for our pupils and believes in our overarching aim of helping ‘more pupils, particularly the disadvantaged, achieve highly. Achievement includes academic success and developing the personal qualities to lead happy, healthy and successful lives’.

We would love to hear from you, if you:

• Share our belief in ‘Valuing People, Supporting Personal Best’;

• Enjoy developing teachers, the curriculum and routines that help our children achieve their best;

• Want to join a team of supportive headteachers, who support each other to achieve the best for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds;

• A strong track record as a leader, with the ability to enthuse pupils;

• An ability to lead and inspire colleagues;

• A successful track record of coaching and supporting colleagues, to improve standards

What the school offers its staff

The trust offers a wide range of benefits including employee assistance programmes catering for the individual wellbeing needs of staff, wellbeing champions and designated wellbeing resources for staff, flexible working opportunities (where practical), occupational sick pay, maternity, paternity, adoption & shared parental leave, competitive pension schemes with the opportunity for shared costs AVCs, money saving ‘salary sacrifice’ cycle scheme and tech scheme.

Further details about the role

The Headteacher at Heaton Avenue will work under the direction of our Primary Executive Principal, who provides outstanding leadership across our primary schools and has led our schools from OFSTED categories to 'Good'.

Overall purpose of the role:

  • Play a leading role in delivering the trust’s aims and objectives, in accordance with our Funding Agreement and Strategy Plan.
  • Lead and manage a primary school to a high standard, fulfilling the standards described in the National Standards for Headteachers 2020, the Governance Handbook and the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document.
  • Undertake other duties commensurate with the role, as directed by the CEO, to support colleagues in other trust schools, to strategically lead areas of trust-wide development or build partnerships that support the delivery of the trust’s objectives.
  • Be accountable to the Executive Principal for achieving the highest standards of education for pupils in the academy

Ongoing professional development to develop your leadership career including the opportunity to undertake the NPQH is on offer for the successful candidate.

You will also participate in our trust-wide networks, particularly our headteacher groups. The mutual support a group of headteachers can offer each other is one of the most powerful ways of achieving more at academy and trust level. It really is true that two (or more) heads are better than one!

Please refer to the application pack for full details.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Heaton Avenue, A Share Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
386 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Heaton Avenue Primary Academy is one of eight academies within our trust and is part of a close-knit community well located for commute from Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield. We would welcome you to visit the academy (by appointment) if you wish to learn more before you apply, you will find it:

• is a vibrant place of learning and encouragement where children are happy, settled and confident;
• has a broad and balanced curriculum that provides a memorable educational experience for all of its pupils;
• equips pupils with the attributes and attitude they need for their next stage of education;
• is a school that supports staff to reach their full potential and career goals.

Arranging a visit to Heaton Avenue, A Share Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lauren.mccaffrey@sharemat.co.uk.

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